Elsewhere, after such a strong start last week, Ra'Mon is melting down a little. He tells Althea that all he can hear in his head is Nina commenting that he played it a little bit safe on his red carpet dress. So, he's repeating over and over to himself that he shouldn't play it safe. Okay, this is a tragedy -- first of all, he didn't play it overly safe last week, his design was good, as all the judges agreed. Yes, the color he used may have been safe, but no matter what, even if that was good advice, this week designing a maternity dress for a woman pregnant with twins is the time to play it safe. Classic case of overthinking, Ra'Mon, which they should have taught you about when you studied the brain. He is really tripping, saying he has to continue his momentum from last week and thus must win this challenge.
Back from commercial, Shirin is bent over her very pretty deep berry-colored fabric, sewing. "Are you lattice-smocking?" Johnny asks, coming over with Qristyl to take a look. "Oh, how fun!" It does look fun, but Shirin says the problem is that it takes a long time. "All good things... take a while?" Shirin says. "Is that the saying?" Not really, girl, but you are tired, so it's okay.
Althea says in an interview that it looks like there are some really interesting designs going on, and that she is particularly fascinated by Malvin's. She thinks the whole egg thing is "supercool," in fact. "He's definitely someone I'm really looking forward to seeing the end result." Hmm. Thus far, what he's making looks like a sling you'd carry an actual baby in, not like a garment you'd wear prior to the baby being born.
Althea also stops in on Mitchell, who appears to be making casual shorts and a sweater. Because the sweater fabric, he says, is a tiny bit sheer, he also bought t-shirt fabric. "I'm not taking any chances!" he says, laughing. "That would be hilarious," Althea says. "They'd be like, 'what is your obsession with nudity?'" Poor Mitchell is now so afraid of going out on a limb, he's trying to play it way safe. Except, you have to wonder what his problem is, however, because the shorts... y'all, they are big enough to fit Biz Markie. Wow, I just hit the wayback button, I know, but he is the first enormous man that came to mind. Celebrities of these modern times aren't allowed to be fat -- I had to go all the way back to '89! ANYWAY, the shorts. "What? What is that?" Carol Hannah tries to ask through her tears of laughter. The shorts are so big, Louise and Shirin can get in them, together, one in each leg. What is wrong with him? He intends to gather them but... basically he is constructing booty pantaloons.